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View Poll Results: How many of you use a MACHINE to WAX your vehicle?

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  • All the time

    53 43.09%
  • Half the time

    37 30.08%
  • Never use a machine

    33 26.83%
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Thread: How many of you use a MACHINE to WAX your vehicle?

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    Re: How many of you use a MACHINE to WAX your vehicle?

    It all depends on which wax I am using. As long I can get the wax out of the container and onto a pad then I will use a machine.

    Sometimes I still enjoy doing it by hand on my own cars though.

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    Re: How many of you use a MACHINE to WAX your vehicle?

    It feels cooler applying it by machine.

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    Re: How many of you use a MACHINE to WAX your vehicle?

    I use my PC 7424 XP to apply wax--learned my technique from Mike's vids. Such a time saver. I will do tighter areas by hand to prevent wax staining trim pieces.

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    Re: How many of you use a MACHINE to WAX your vehicle?

    I always use the machine. It does the work faster and saves my arms and shoulders for the wipe off. Of course the small areas require application by hand. It makes liquid waxes like Collinite 845 go on very thin which is exactly what you want. It also makes paste waxes go very far per application.
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    Re: How many of you use a MACHINE to WAX your vehicle?

    Quote Originally Posted by 281 View Post
    I'm able to lay a more consistent and even coat when I apply by machine...
    I use the Flex 3401, PC7424XP and now the PE-8!! IMO Machine waxing is the best for thin and consistent layering. Additionally, you save lots of time.
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    Re: How many of you use a MACHINE to WAX your vehicle?

    I never have, simply because I never invested in pads for that purpose (but just ordered some during the SB sale). I also assumed it would require more wax, but it looks like the opposite is true.

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    Re: How many of you use a MACHINE to WAX your vehicle?

    I always do and for many of the reasons already stated.

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    Re: How many of you use a MACHINE to WAX your vehicle?

    I found I can wax by hand just as fast if not faster. By the time i plug the polisher, switch pads, change pads once loaded im already half way done with the vehicle. Not to mention the breaks i take from holding to buffer and getting arm fatigue. I also stopped using my pressure washer for similar reasons. Now my pressure washer is only used for foaming a RV or semi truck.

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    Re: How many of you use a MACHINE to WAX your vehicle?

    Never use waxes anymore, but will use a machine to apply some sealants.

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    Re: How many of you use a MACHINE to WAX your vehicle?

    I'm 50/50 depending on my mood and the product. I agree with the OPs that using the machine allows for thinner application but sometimea I just want to feel the paint in my hands. It also depends on the "wax" as some are less fussy than others. For those "fussy" ones, I break out the machine because thin is to win.

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